1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Oxychloris Lazarides

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Australia.

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    Habit
    Annual, or perennial. Culms 15-47 cm long. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blade margins cartilaginous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes digitate; unilateral. Rhachis angular. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 4-6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus elongated; pubescent; pungent.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 4-6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus elongated; pubescent; pungent.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume elliptic; 0.6 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume elliptic; 1.5 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume apex emarginate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma obovate; coriaceous; much thinner on margins; keeled; winged on margins; 3 -veined. Lemma midvein ciliate. Lemma margins ciliate. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical. Palea 1 length of lemma. Palea keels winged; ciliolate. Apical sterile florets 3-5 in number; barren; in a clump; flabellate. Apical sterile lemmas awned.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; obovoid; trigonous. Embryo 0.5-0.75 length of caryopsis. Hilum elliptic.
    Distribution
    Australasia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia

    Oxychloris Lazarides appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Nuytsia 5: 283 (1985)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2019). World Checklist of Vascular Plants (WCVP Database) The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0